Election 2020

RNC Chairwoman Confident 'Grateful' Supreme Court-Concerned Voters Will Show Up for Midterms

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel appears on Fox News in New York on May 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel told the RNC summer meeting in Austin today that the party is focused on “defeating those 10 red state Democrat senators up for election in states President Trump won in 2016” and defending “at least 39 retiring House districts.”

The RNC today chose Charlotte, N.C., as site of the 2020 GOP convention. The DNC held their 2012 convention in the city.

McDaniel also said she’s confident that voters who cast ballots for Trump in the presidential election based on future Supreme Court picks will show up for midterms “grateful for President Trump’s impeccable nominees.”

“The Democrats are more divided than ever. Their party keeps moving farther and farther to the left. They continue to push out-of-touch policies that will not only hurt their chances this year, but also hurt the American people. They have no vision for the future of this country. They have no platform for a better nation. They have no desire to come to the table and work with Republicans on important issues. All they have is resistance, obstruction, and their elitist, out-of-touch Hollywood friends,” she said. “Republicans have the right candidates, the right message, proven results, the passion to keep this comeback alive, and we have you.”

McDaniel said the RNC has deployed “over 500 staff on the ground across the country” who “have made more than 22 million voter contacts – that includes door knocks, phone calls, and house meetings.”

“During the passage of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act, our field teams built support for the legislation in targeted states through nearly 600,000 voter contacts. With Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination, those same teams will recruit and activate volunteers across the country,” she said. “Just this month alone, they will make over 3 million voter contacts in states with targeted Senate races. We will release digital ads, publish op-eds, conduct email campaigns, and maintain pressure on every red state Democrat ahead of Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote.”

The RNC chairwoman added that “every single targeted Senate race this cycle is using RNC data to help them win.”

She also stressed that the the RNC has raised over $213 million this cycle.

“We have broken fundraising records, we have the strongest ground and data organization, we have the best Senate map that we’ve ever had, and we are ready to defy history,” McDaniel said.